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    #1

    Which one is better to use?

    Which one is better to use?

    Today's newspapers has his articles on Taiwan.
    Today's newspapers carries his articles on Taiwan.

    Give me money, if you have.
    Give me money, if you have any.

    Somebody's knocking on the door. Go and see who he is.
    Somebody's knocking on the door. Go and see who it is.

    The head office is in Taipei.
    The main office is in Taipei.

    I like green color.
    I like green.

    His temperature went down.
    His temperature came down.

    Let's begin from page 10.
    Let's begin at ( on ) page 10.

    I have a free time.
    I am free.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is better to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Which one is better to use?

    Today's newspapers has his articles on Taiwan.
    Today's newspapers carries his articles on Taiwan.

    Give me money, if you have. <If you start a sentence with "if", you will use comma> (Ex: If you excercise, you will become strong)
    Give me money, if you have any.

    Somebody's knocking on at the door. Go and see who he is. <sometimes applicable if you are sure that it is a male>
    Somebody's knocking on at the door. Go and see who it is. <mostly used>

    The head office is in Taipei. <mostly used>
    The main office is in Taipei.

    I like green color.
    I like green. <redundancy: green itself explains the color>

    His temperature went down.
    His temperature came down. <mostly used>

    Let's begin from page 10. <mostly used>
    Let's begin at ( on ) page 10.

    I have a free time. <not used at all>
    I am free. <mostly used>

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    #3

    Re: Which one is better to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Which one is better to use?

    Today's newspapers has his articles on Taiwan.
    Today's newspapers carries his articles on Taiwan.

    Give me money, if you have.
    Give me money, if you have any.

    Somebody's knocking on the door. Go and see who he is.
    Somebody's knocking on the door. Go and see who it is.

    The head office is in Taipei.
    The main office is in Taipei.

    I like green color.
    I like green.

    His temperature went down.
    His temperature came down.

    Let's begin from page 10.
    Let's begin at ( on ) page 10.

    I have a free time.
    I am free.
    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********

    Hello, Mr. Mckane.

    (1) I think that the following sentences are correct:

    (a) Newspapers carry....

    (b) Give me some money, if you have any.

    (c) Go and see who it is./ Go see who it is.

    (d) I like green./ I like the color green.

    (e) His temperature came down.

    (f) Let's begin on page 10.

    (g) I am free./ I have some free time.

    Thank you

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